Date(s) - 07/15/17 - 07/16/17
9:00 pm - 2:00 am
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We’re putting cash towards feminist infrastructure. Also dancing.
We are under a chronic and severe surveillance, activism is criminalized, our digital commons are privatized and violence online is normalized. To build autonomous and resilient networks is, more than ever, vital and necessary. While the price of dissent goes up, autonomous digital infrastructure provides relief to activists, journalists, collectives, social organisations, free/libre and independent media. Kéfir is a feminist libre tech co-op that provides autonomous digital infrastructure to social movements in Latin America. Their network needs a new server and they’ve launched a fundraising effort. There are established, autonomous ISPs who have sponsored this event because they want to see a feminist ISP in the global South ferment and cultivate social justice. Thanks to our sponsors APC, May First/People Link, Calyx Institute, Riseup and eQualitie.
Kéfir sparks from the will to contribute in building safe and free spaces on the internet. We need to create together digital community neighborhoods in which we can feel at ease and in trust, express ourselves and act without fear. ‘Kéfir’ is one of the oldest fermentations in the Caucasus. It’s etymology comes from the Turkish word ‘kief’: ‘to feel good’. Fermentations in constant transformation and day-to-day nurturing based on shared knowledge and narratives. That’s how we conceive this project: a community and cosy ecosystem in which we transmit, create and walk together. Our cooperative is made up of activists immersed in social movements related with libre software and culture, feminisms and critical social economy.
The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is an international network and non-profit organisation founded in 1990 that wants everyone to have access to a free and open internet to improve lives and create a more just world. Since its formation in 1990 the APC network and its members have been committed to achieving universal and affordable access to a free and open internet. Our women’s rights programme is a network of women throughout the world committed to using technology for women’s empowerment. We promote gender equality in the design, implementation, access and use of technology and in the policy decisions and frameworks that regulate them.